Julius Randle

Quick Facts

Full Name Julius Deion Randle
Known As Julius Randle
Date of Birth November 29, 1994
Birth Place Dallas, Texas, the USA
Nick Name Beyblade
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign  Sagittarius
Age 27 years old
Height 2.03 m (6 feet 8 inches)
Weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark brown
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Not available
Mother’s Name Carolyn Kyles
Siblings An elder sister
Siblings’ Name Nastassia Caldwell
  • Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas)
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky)
Marital Status Married
Sexual Orientation Straight
Wife’s Name Kendra Shaw
Kid Two sons
Kids’ Names Kyden Randle, Jayce Randle
Profession Professional basketball player
NBA Draft 2014
Position Power forward/center
League  National Basketball Association (NBA)
Active Years (2014–present)
Net Worth $6-$11 million
Currently Plays For New York Knicks
Former Clubs
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • New Orleans Pelicans
Jersey Number (recent) 30
Career Highlights & Awards
  • NBA All-Star (2021)
  • NBA Most Improved Player (2021)
  • SEC Rookie of The Year (2014)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2013)
  • All-NBA Second Team (2021)
Social Media  InstagramTwitter
Merch Trading card, Book
Last Update August 2022

American professional basketball player Julius Deion Randle, better known by his stage name Julius Randle, competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA) League. He is a power forward with the NBA’s New York Knicks at the moment.

julius previously played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats before beginning his NBA career. He made great strides there, and soon after his first year, he was qualified for the draft.

Randle has powerful arms and is very tall. Despite this, he is still able to cover the full court and pass with exceptional precision. Except for his debut season, his NBA stats table is extremely spectacular.

The native of Texas can also play center. He is not quite tall enough to play as a center because they are typically approximately 7 feet tall, but he does his duties in that position rather effectively anyway.

Childhood, family, and education

Julius Randle was born in Dallas, Texas, on November 29, 1994. Nothing is known about his father. But Carolyn Kayles is his mother. They are natives of the state of Texas.

Texas native Randle attended Prestonwood Christian Academy (PCA) in Plano where he was born and raised. From a very young age, he played basketball with his pals. His mother, a former basketball player, instilled in her son a love of the game from an early age.

He first learned basketball from Carolyn when he was only a young child. He also enjoyed playing with his mother and older sister Nastassia.

Randle with his mother, Carolyn (Source: Celebrities InfoSeeMedia)

Additionally, when he was only in the fifth grade, his mother signed him up for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). He quickly began competing in AAU competitions and won over both coaches and onlookers.

One of the numerous witnesses who recognized the potential great player in him was former NBA player Jeff Webster. He began to often mentor young Randle as a result.

Julius views his mother as the center of his universe and firmly believes that it was her effort and work that helped him get to where he is now. Carolyn also wanted her kid to be strong and distinguished in all facets of life.

Julius joined his high school team and contributed well to his team’s performance, just as his mother had anticipated. He consistently placed highly in every event and shown amazing talent.

Even though it was a big struggle, Randle managed to keep his position as the greatest player while still doing well in his schoolwork.

He continued his basketball career while enrolling at the University of Kentucky for his post-high school schooling.

How did he start his Career?

Prestonwood Christian Academy was the high school basketball team Julius Randle played for. From the very beginning of his games to the end of his final season, he played remarkably well.

The athlete led his squad to victory in the Under Armour Elite 24 dunk Contest during his junior year. He was named the tournament’s MVP as a result. But even as a high school student, his performance had already made him a celebrity.

He fared significantly better in his senior year, and at the conclusion of the campaign, leading experts and basketball pundits labeled him one of the nation’s top power forwards.

Many colleges wanted him to continue his career with them as a result. The best universities in the country were represented, including Texas, Kansas, Florida, Kentucky, and others. But he decided to attend the University of Kentucky for his undergraduate studies.

College Career

Once he began playing for the University of Texas at Lexington, the Texas native showed even more talent. He participated in 40 games as a freshman, starting each one.

He gained the respect of the coaches, who then did their best to develop one of the team’s greatest players. In his first season, Julius had averages of 15.0 and 10.4 rebounds per game.

His 24 double-doubles for the season were second only to Dan Issel’s record of 25 double-doubles. Additionally, he took Kentucky to the title game. He tried to assist them in lifting the trophy, but to no avail.

Julius believed he was ready to compete with the NBA’s bigger players after his rookie season, which had an amazing stats table. Julius had considerably greater self-assurance and faith in his own abilities.

As a result, he made the decision to drop out of college after only three years of playing. Eventually, on April 22, 2014, he made the decision to enter the 2014 NBA draft.

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Professional Career

Randle was chosen by the Los Angeles Lakers with the seventh overall pick in the first round. He was a young man who had only played one season of college football, so the news caught everyone off guard as several of the top college graduates were taking part in the draft.

Julius was unable to enjoy his rookie season, though, as a leg injury sustained in his first game against the Houston Rockets forced him to sit out the entire campaign.

He returned the following season with much enthusiasm and performed as predicted. Julius participated in 81 games, scoring 11.3 points and grabbing 10.2 rebounds each game. He also participated in a few Summer League games for the Lakers.

Before joining the New Orleans Pelicans, Julius played for the Lakers for two more seasons. His stats table figures increased more than in his second NBA season.

Julius Randle in the Lakers jersey (Source: The Press-Enterprise)

On July 9, 2018, Randle agreed to a two-year deal with the Pelicans, however it only lasted for one season.

He had his second-highest game average (21.4) with the Pelicans in 2018–19. Julius participated in 74 games and had a strong rebounding performance. He refused to stay any longer with the club, thus they were forced to let him go.

The New York Knicks eventually offered the then-free agent a three-year deal in 2019. He has already participated in two whole seasons with the Knicks since signing the contract. Additionally, in the 2020–21 season, the athlete averaged 24.1 rebounds per game, which was a career high.

In a similar vein, his exceptional play earned him NBA All-Star and NBA Most Improved Player honors in the same season.

During the ongoing NBA season, he is still playing with the New York Knicks.

Awards & Achievements

Some of his awards and achievements include:

  • NBA All-Star (2021)
  • NBA Most Improved Player (2021)
  • SEC Rookie of The Year (2014)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2013)
  • All-NBA Second Team (2021)
  • Third-team All-American-AP, NABC (2014)
  • First-team All-SEC (2014)

What is the Physical Measurement of Randle?

The NBA All-Star will be 27 years old in 2022. Every November 29, he has a birthday celebration.

In terms of physical stature, he is 2.03 meters (6 feet 8 inches) tall. He thinks his mother Carolyn, who stands 6 feet 2 inches tall, gave him this height.

He also weighs about 250 lbs (113 kg).

Randle has dark brown eyes and black hair.

Despite having a large and muscular build, he frequently dashes on the court while using his distinctive spin technique, earning him the nickname “Beyblade” from the crowd and a teammate.

How was the Networth Value of Julius?

Julius Randle, one of the league’s most promising power forwards, has a net worth that ranges from $6 million to $11 million. But some websites have even stated that it is $25 million.

The NBA player has amassed a considerable fortune thanks to NBA league competition. He received a salary of about $2.9 million in his debut season after joining the LA Lakers.

In addition, he received around $10.4 million from the LA Lakers for his additional three regular-season seasons with the team. He made about $8.64 million playing with the Pelicans in the 2018–19 season.

The New York Knicks have paid him around $37.8 million so far. His current yearly compensation is around $21 million. Randle’s NBA career has already brought in roughly $60 million.

Additionally, he has made additional money from merchandise sales and endorsement deals with brands like Nike, Mountain Dew, etc.

What is the Relationship status of Julius Randle?

Kendra Shaw, Julius Randle’s longterm partner, is his wife. During their undergraduate years, Randle and Kendra crossed paths and started dating.

On June 20, 2016, while they were traveling to Greece, he asked her to marry him.

After some time together, they got married in August 2017. The wedding ceremony was attended by his close friends and family. He was joined by other NBA teammates, including Nick Young, Jordan Clarkson, etc.

Julius Randle with his elder son, Kayden, and wife, Kendra (Source: Instagram)

Kendra, his wife, graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in fashion design. Her apparel company, Kalore, sells suits, jeans, tops, and other items.

The couple currently has two adorable youngsters. Kyden Randle, their first child, was born in 2016 thanks to Kendra. In the same way, Jayce Randle, his second son, was born in 2021.

Social Media

@juliusrandle30 on Instagram
@J30 RANDLE on Twitter

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